Back at home now, I will knit with the girls in spirit. With extra yarn left over from Kitimat,
But - ta da - turns out they are. When I laid my hand against the hat, it fit perfectly. The stitch count is the only difference between the two pieces. The colour work is exactly as written in the hat pattern. And now I know if I ever lose my ruler and wonder how deep to make my hat - just hold my hand to my head.
If this snow doesn't stop, I'll need this warm and cozy pair asap.